Kisses & Chaos,
Alli Woods Frederick
WE ALL HAVE THOSE MOMENTS where we wonder what the point is. Life has disappointed us once again so why bother? Sure we’re alive, we’re here but who gives a shit? The sun rises, we trudge through another day and then the sun sets. What does it matter in the end?
Someday we’ll be gone and what will we have to show for it?
IT’S A CLASSIC EXISTENTIAL CRISIS and it’s one that we’ve all had at some point, if not many points, in our lives…and if you haven’t had one yet odds are you will. So what is the point? What will we have to show for our lives when we are all but dust?
… the love we plant, the love we grow, the love we share with ourselves, with our friends, with our family.
THE PURPOSE OF IT ALL, THE POINT, WHY WE BOTHER IS LOVE. It’s the answer…always. It’s what we all pray for, it’s what we all crave from the cradle to the grave – love, the giving and receiving of love.
IT’S A CONNECTING OF SOULS, a merging of hearts, of laughter, of tears, of hopes and of fears and it wraps us inside one another. Love gives us strength. Love gives us courage. Love gives us joy.
Love is why we’re here.
THOSE VOICES, THOSE LITTLE WHISPERS that give you the gentle nudge or, if you’re stubborn, that mighty push you need to take the leap, make the change, take the risk, embrace it all. You, yes you, can change the world. We all can. If we’re brave enough to…
THANKSGIVING – a time to appreciate all the bounty and blessings in our lives. A time to gather with family and friends and share our love and gratitude for each other over good food and good conversation.
FOR SOME PEOPLE SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY during the holidays is more like kickin’ it in Dante’s ninth circle of hell. Dinner is spent wincing at the conversation and digging your fingernails into your thighs to distract you from your family-induced annoyance as you sit at the dining table praying to make it through the day without sticking your head in the oven.
YOU KNOW IT’S BAD when you find yourself looking forward to the solitude of washing dishes while everyone else is either bickering in the living room or passed out in their food induced comas.
BUT IF YOU THINK YOU’VE GOT IT BAD, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. It could be worse. Here are…
1) Little House on The Prairie Meets Plymouth Rock
2) Where There Are Pilgrims There Are…
3) And You Thought Throwing The Baby Out With The Bathwater Was Bad…
4) Smart Kid…
5) Eight Year Old With An Existential Crisis.
6) A Very Juggalo Thanksgiving
7) Turkey and Stuffing – Now in 3D!
8) What. The. F*ck.
9) No Stuffing For Me, Thanks.
10) No Comment.
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, boys and girls. Count your blessings.